TORONTO — Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma last year, G Adventures is bringing back its seven-day ‘Sailing the British Virgin Islands’ trip in a bid to support local tourism.
Relaunching on Feb. 3, it will be one of the first tours to return to the islands.
“Now is the perfect time to visit the BVIs. Locals are excited to welcome visitors, restaurants are open for business and, with less tourists around, travellers can enjoy the relaxed local atmosphere, natural sites and wildlife without the crowds,” said Vince Donnelly, global sailing manager, G Adventures.
Sailing from, and returning to the island of Tortola on a 47-foot catamaran, the tour includes snorkelling in caves, swimming with turtles, cycling around volcanic islands as well as plenty of shore time. Other highlights include a visit to the Caribbean retreat of Guana Island, which comprises seven white powder-soft sand beaches and acres of tropical forest, and a visit to Jost Van Dyke, one of the smallest populated islands in the BVIs. Guests will also visit a local microbrewery and snorkel with turtles at Cooper Island.
‘Sailing the British Virgin Islands’ tour hosts up to eight travellers on each departure and is priced from $1,519 per person.